The Rugged Samsung Rugby III Head’s To Ma’Bell

The first Samsung Rugby phone entered into this brave beautiful world back in 2008 and offered up an awesome solid mobile connection with a rugged build in a standard flip style package. The flip phone took off in some circles as its rugged build fit perfectly in the hands of many. The device and its strong build took off so well it induced two more generations of flip options with the latest Rugby III and two recently launched smart phone variations with the Rugby Pro and Rugby Smart. The third installment of the flip style Rugby and the fifth in the generation was announced late last month and will become an in store reality December 14th.

The latest Rugby III comes from a long line of super rugged flip phones that practically put the concept on the map. Manufactured by Samsung, the Rugby III improves upon its previous designs, but stays familiar all the same. The Rugby III is built to last with 810G specifications providing the core of its design with water proofing, dust proofing and shock resistance. Keep in mind its waterproofing comes with this caveat.Waterproof against incidental exposure to water when all ports are tightly closed. NOT designed or intended for in water use. Submersible up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Waterproof based on IP67 rating.” Its rugged flip style design stays pretty much the same as models from the past and uses an internal 2.4 inch QVGA screen that measures in at a 240×320 pixel resolution. An external display is also present; however its specs are unfortunately unlisted. Additionally the Rugby III comes with a rear facing 3 mega pixel camera that offers up video recording capabilities. Unfortunately the buck stops about there with the fun specs! However, you can also expect the Rugby III to offer up an Internet browser, GPS, Navigation, Bluetooth version 2.1, microUSB 2.0 and Push to Talk functionality. For an average every day user the Rugby III will run you about $100 bucks alongside a new two year contract, while business class customers can get the handset for free, with a commitment of two years to Ma’Bell’s Enhanced Push to Talk services. The Rugby III is currently up for pre-order for business customers and will become available for all potential customers come December 14th.  

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